Readiness and Response: Special Content

Severe Weather
1:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Flash flooding hits region, damage reported

A vehicle was swept from CR 4509 north of Commerce during flash flooding on Thursday.
Josh Cato Commerce Emergency Management

Heavy rainfall on Thursday caused flash flooding across Northeast Texas with some areas seeing over 6" of rainfall.

Emergency responders closed off multiple roads across Hunt County including Charity road and Culver street in Commerce, and also Hwy 69 north of Greenville.

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Severe Weather
1:40 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Severe weather, tornadoes possible Sunday

Severe weather is possible on Sunday for the region.
Credit National Weather Service/Fort Worth

After a stormy start to April, Mother Nature isn't stopping yet. The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening.

As of right now, the main impacts are expected to be hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

On April 3, North Texas experienced multiple tornadoes and sustained damages costing over $300 million.

In the event of severe weather in Northeast Texas, 88.9 KETR-FM will have live severe weather coverage to keep you safe.  

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Severe Weather
5:44 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Three tornadoes confirmed from Apr. 3 storms

Three tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak on Thursday, April 3.
Credit National Weather Service/Fort Worth

Following the severe weather that the region experienced on  April 3, National Weather Service damage survey teams have determined that three tornadoes touched down from Collin to Hopkins county.

Collin County received the first confirmed tornado of the night near Princeton. It was on the ground for 1.2 miles, with a path width of 40 yards. the NWS has rated it as an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 85 miles per hour. No injuries were reported with this tornado.

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Severe Weather
4:02 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday

Severe weather is possible on Thursday for NE Texas.
Daniel Starks KETR

April is fulfilling its stereotype as the stormy month as it moves onto our calendars with gale force!

Severe weather is expected to make its way to Northeast Texas during the mid afternoon hours on Thursday, some areas could see damaging high winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed Northeast Texas under a "slight" risk for severe weather on April 3. Areas to the northeast near Texarkana could see stronger storms.

Severe Weather
12:42 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

High winds rushing towards region

High winds are expected overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday across the region
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

It may feel like spring outside with the high expected to be 80 degrees on Tuesday, but a cold front is headed to the region that should drop the temperatures down 30 degrees in some areas.

With the cold front comes very high winds overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday. A Wind Advisory has been issued for the region from 10 p.m. Tuesday night until 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Drivers need to be cautious on roadways, lightweight objects need to be tied down or taken inside, and hats need to be held on tight!

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Weather Preparedness
3:40 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Readiness and Response: Storm Season

It's that time of year again: Storm Season. Are you prepared? This week we will talk about different ways you can get your severe weather information, and how to get in in a timely manner.

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Winter Weather
8:07 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory issued for region

Most of North Texas has been issued a Winter Weather Advisory
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

With the threat of winter weather moving back into the region, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of North Texas. The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Sunday morning and will last through 9 p.m. Sunday night.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that road conditions could become hazardous to drive on, so extra precaution is required when traveling.

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Weather
9:38 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for these areas, including Collin County. This means that any fires that start will spread quickly and could threaten property and even life.

Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.

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Weather
10:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Windy day expected for region, fire risk increases

Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

All of North Texas is currently under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. Friday evening.

Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are possible as a cool front moves through the region. Don't expect temperatures to drop much. We could be seeing 73 degree temperatures by Monday.

With windy conditions, an elevated fire risk is possible for the western portion of North Texas, where humidity levels will fall below 30 percent, making for drier air conditions.

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Readiness and Response
5:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Surviving Texas Heat: What to do!

With Summer comes heat, (especially in our neck of the woods)! What are the signs of heat illness? What should you do if you see them? Here's a "survival guide" to help you and your loved ones get through this Texas heat.

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